122 judgments found.

Draon v. France

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 1513/03; (2006) 42 EHRR 40; [2005] ECHR 679
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to property
Facts:

The application concerned a negligent prenatal diagnosis made by Assistance Publique—Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), a molecular diagnosis laboratory. AP-HP failed to detect an anomaly during pregnancy, resulting in the birth of a disabled child to Lionel and Christine Draon. AP-HP admitted liability for its negligence, and the Draons submitted an application to the Paris Administrative …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Handicapped, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Remedies
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Jackson Women’s Health Organisation v. Brian W. Amy (State Health Officer, Mississippi)

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: United States District Court Southern District Of Mississippi Jackson Division
Citation: No CivA 3:04CV495LN, 2005 WL 1412125 (SDMiss 2005)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff- Jackson Women’s Health Organisation filed a motion challenging a provision in the Mississippi Code stating, “abortion procedures after the first-trimester shall be performed only at an ambulatory surgical facility or hospitals licensed to perform that service, and for related purposes. The plaintiff alleged that this provision had effectively banned it from performing abortions …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Clinics, Counseling, Health care technology, Health facilities, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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K.L. v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2005
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/85/D/1153/2003, Communication No. 1153/2003
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

K.L was a 17 year old pregnant woman who was denied an abortion despite complications in her pregnancy. The foetus was anencephalic. Peruvian abortion laws allowed abortions in case there was a danger to the life or health of the mother. Anencephalic condition posed a life-threatening risk to K.L. The baby died after four days …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Counseling, Depression, Health facilities, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Trauma
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Maurice v. France

Country: France
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 11810/03; (2006) 42 EHRR 42; [2005] ECHR 683
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to property
Facts:

The application concerned a negligent prenatal diagnosis made by Assistance Publique—Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), a molecular diagnosis laboratory. AP-HP failed to detect an anomaly during pregnancy, resulting in the birth of a disabled child to Didier and Sylvia Maurice. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice submitted an application to the Paris Administrative Court for an assessment of …Read more

Tags: Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Damages, Disabled, Handicapped, Infant health, Maternal health, Minor, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Physically challenged, Pregnancy, Remedies
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Roches v. Wade

Country: Belize
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Supreme Court of Belize, Sep. 30, 2004, Maria Roches v. Clement Wade, Action No. 132 of 2004 (Belize).
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to work
Facts:

An unmarried woman was working as a teacher in a Christian school when she became pregnant. She informed the school authorities with the aim of reaching an agreement regarding the terms of the maternity leave. Instead, the school dismissed her for failing “to live according to Jesus’ teachings on marriage and sex.” The woman subsequently …Read more

Tags: Maternal health, Pregnancy
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Udeni Renuka Gunwardena v. Dr. Gurugue L. Wimalasiri and others

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2004
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: S.C. (Special) No. 69/1999
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Petitioner, the mother of twins who gave birth after a Caesarian operation, conceived for the second time after six years. The Respondent was the Consultant Visiting Obstetrician and Gynecologist of the Kandy General Hospital. She received antenatal care at Hikkaduwa and later went to her sister’s house in Kundasale. However before visiting her sister …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Caesarean, Childbirth, Clinics, Health facilities, Health records, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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Vo v. France

Country: France
Year: 2004
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 53924/00; (2005) 40 EHRR 12; 17 BHRC 1; [2005] Inquest LR 129; (2004) 79 BMLR 71; [2004] 2 FCR 577; [2004] ECHR 326
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

Mrs. Thi-Nho Vo attended Lyons General Hospital for a medical examination during her pregnancy. On the same day, another woman, Mrs. Thi Thanh Van Vo, was at the hospital to have a contraceptive coil removed. When Dr. G, the doctor who was to remove the coil from Mrs. Thi Thanh Van Vo, asked for ‘Mrs. …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Criminalization, Damages, Emergency care, Inappropriate treatment, Maternal health, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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Maria Mamerita Mestanza Chavez v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2003
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 66/00, Case 12.191, October 3, 2000; OEA/Ser./L/V/II.111, doc. 20 rev., 16 April 2001
Health Topics: Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

A group of NGOs lodged a petition with the Commission alleging that Peru violated Maria Mamérita Mestanza Chávez’s rights on account of a forced sterilization that resulted in her death. Peru implemented a family planning policy involving compulsory and systematic sterilization in order to modify the reproductive behavior of the population. Poor, indigenous, and rural …Read more

Tags: Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Compulsory treatment, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Inadequate treatment, Indigenous groups, Indigent, Infertility, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Poor, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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R v. King 

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: 59 NSWLR 472; [2003] NSWCCA 399
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The respondent was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm to Kylie Flick with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Prior to the crime, the respondent and Ms. Flick engaged in a single act of consensual sexual intercourse after which Ms. Flick became pregnant. The respondent sought to persuade Ms. Flick to have an abortion, …Read more

Tags: Assault, Child development, Childbirth, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Miscarriage, Termination of pregnancy, Violence against women
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Joyce Nakacwa v. Attorney General, et al.

Country: Uganda
Year: 2002
Court: Constitutional Court at Kampala
Citation: [2002] UGCC 1; Constitutional Petition No. 2 of 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Prisons, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

On June 21, 2001, the petitioner delivered a baby by the roadside and visited the second respondent’s Naguru Maternity Home/Clinic with the baby still attached to her. She received no medical care and was referred to another hospital. The petitioner was unable to walk the distance and was forced to sit outside with her newborn …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Clinics, Compulsory examination, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Forced examination, Health facilities, Humiliating treatment, Infant mortality, Inhuman treatment, Involuntary examination, Jail, Law enforcement, Mandatory examination, Maternal health, Mob, Police, Pregnancy, Prison conditions, Torture
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